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Lectures - "The Echo of My Gaze": Edith Neff, James Elkins, and How We Connect with Art

Date: Monday, November 4, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM
Calendar11/4/2019 10:30:00 AM11/4/2019 10:30:00 AMAmerica/Los_AngelesLectures At Woodmere Art Museum9201 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118Website:

Woodmere Art Museum
9201 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
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Lecturer: Susan Shifrin, Philadelphia-based art historian, curator, and executive director of Artz Philadelphia. In the context of Our Town: A Retrospective of Edith Neff, Susan Shifrin will explore art historian James Elkins’s thought-provoking work The Object Stares Back: On the Nature of Seeing, which asks us to consider how we encounter works of art and how they encounter us. Many people in Neff’s paintings stare forward, creating a psychological space that includes the viewer. This lecture will delve into the intersecting encounters between the viewer and the people and places that Neff commits to canvas.

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